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Local Governmental Control In Land Utilization and Forestry

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Abstract:

Destruction of forests on land not fit for farming has brought two evils, scattered settlement and tax delinquency. The attempt to establish isolated farms has caused suffering and resulted in unwholesome social conditions, even though excessive taxes have been levied to meet mandatory school requirements. Too often roads and schools have been built, only to fall into disuse after a few years when settlers had given up the hopeless struggle. This article deals with control of the use of lands in private ownership by the application of an entirely new principle in land zoning. A subsequent article will show how a county can establish and provide for the management of county forests, utilizing land acquired by tax deed. Assuming the needed state enabling legislation, the application of the zoning ordinance is nation wide, while the forestry ordinance applies in those states where tax deeds are taken by the county.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Publication date: November 1, 1933

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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